edwardbass (603) - Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a grumbler thanks to a beer buddy at work. Orange-yellow color with a smallish head. Aroma is grassy hops with some booze. When cold, the first thing you notice is astringency and then pine/citrus hops, booze, a small malt backbone and then a citrus pith aftertaste. Once it warms, it improves and the astringency goes away. The ABV is more apparent in this one than in regular Clencher - perhaps that’s the astringency I picked up? Not bad, but not as good as regular Clencher. Worth a try, though, if you’re a BuckleDown fan. A bit of an update on the second glass - it’s definitely got the citrus pithiness working, but if it just had a bit of the grapefruit / orange fruitiness, it would be spectacular.
charule (1428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Haymarket. Poured clear gold with decent white head. Aroma crazy citrus. Light carb med bod. Drying tropical taste. Decent.
Christpuncher (1638) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredible beer. Really orange flavored and super hoot. Smells like week and is a dark orange draft. Had at Jerry's sandwiches.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone